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Air in Świerk is clean

Mobile environmental analyses lab situated next to the MARIA reactor building
Using mobile environmental analyses lab scientists have analysed quality of air sampled in vicinity of the MARIA reactor in Świerk. Air over the nuclear research centre is clean. ----

Accelerating Structures Lab on the home run

Modern building with shielded bunkers for Accelerating Structures Lab
Construction works on NCBJ modern Accelerating Structures Lab (including bunkers) have been finished. The development has been the largest part of the „Development of Ionizing Radiation-Based Technologies in NCBJ Świerk” project. ----

Winners of the “Paths of Physics” contest 10th edition

The first prize in the research paper category was won by the “3-D sets of resistors” paper by B.Marchlewicz, T.Sokołowski and M.Zych from Płock (photo Łukasz Adamowski)
Contest finalists and their teachers did not disappoint us also this year. Standing interest in physics, knowledge combined with curiosity, perseverance in looking for the answers, joy from discovering the nature were all presented by students during jubilee 10th edition of the “Paths of Physics” contest finals ceremony held traditionally at the PAN Institute of Physics premises in Warsaw on April 11. As usual, the winners were appointed in three categories: research paper, show, and essay. ----

Atom for Academia – contests for students

Atom for Academia – contests for students, and for student self-governing bodies/scientific groups
PGE EJ 1 invites all students of technology, social sciences, natural sciences and medicine to run in contests organized within the “Atom for Academia” programme framework. ----

Concluding ceremony of the “Paths of Physics” contest 10th edition

Paths of Physics contest logo
Concluding ceremony of 10th edition of the “Paths of Physics” contest for high school students interested in the sciences will commence at 8:30 am on April 11 in PAN Institute of Physics lecture hall (Aleja Lotników 32/46, Warsaw). ----

Licence to operate MARIA research reactor renewed for 10 years

MARIA reactor room (photo NCBJ)
NCBJ’s licence to operate the MARIA research reactor was renewed by Polish National Atomic Energy Agency (PAA) for another period of 10 years. The licence has confirmed that the reactor is operated in line with the highest safety standards. ----

Another milestone in the Cherenkov Telescope Array project

Visualization of CTA telescopes (source:
CTA Resource Bard composed of representatives of various government agencies financing the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) global project met on March 26 in Heidelberg. Selection of a site for CTA observatory on the northern hemisphere was discussed. 5 discussed locations involved 2 sites in US, 1 in Mexico, and 2 in Canary Islands (Spain). ----

Diplomas of scientific degrees

Wręczenie dyplomów uzyskania stopni naukowych w NCBJ
On March 24, 2015, NCBJ Scientific Council held a solemn session during which scientists who successfully concluded formal proceedings to get a higher scientific degree received their diplomas. ----

Cooperation in development of nuclear technologies

D. Verwaerde (CEA) i prof. G. Wrochna (NCBJ) podpisują porozumienie o współpracy między instytutami (fot. M. Śmiarowski KPRM)
Agreement on cooperation in developing nuclear technologies reached between French CEA and Polish research institutions was signed on March 12 in Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland. The cooperation should help to accomplish international projects, to more effectively acquire European funds, and to develop competences in both countries. ----

LHC, the mightiest particle accelerator in the world, ready for Run 2

Tunel LHC (fot. CERN)
Physicists all over the world have been eagerly waiting for that moment. LHC is ready for start-up after Long Shutdown 1. Just like in a next season of a good seque, even more exciting events are expected in the coming LHC Run 2 as compared to discovery of the Higgs boson that crowned Run 1 two years ago. ----